Audio Drama

We are proud to award two of the UK’s premier prizes for audio drama writing. Presented annually at the BBC Audio Drama Awards, our prizes celebrate new talent and outstanding achievement in audio drama.

  • The Imison Award (£3,000) is given annually to the best audio drama script by a writer new to the medium.
  • The Tinniswood Award (£3,000) honours the best original audio drama script of the year.

Congratulations to the 2019 winners: Lulu Raczka won the 2019 Imison Award with her script Of a Lifetime whilst the 2019 Tinniswood Award was presented to Oliver Emanuel for When the Pips Stop. 

The prizes were given on 3 February 2019 by audio-dramatist, playwright and screenwriter Sarah Woods.

Entry to the 2020 Awards is now open. Click here for the Imison, and here for the Tinniswood. 


With thanks to

We are grateful for the support of the Peggy Ramsay Foundation (Imison), the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (Tinniswood), and the Writers' Guild of Great Britain (Tinniswood):